Lee Murdock “Great Lakes Ghosts”
Broadly acknowledged as “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes,” Lee Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in his home region. Great Lakes songs are made of hard work, hard living, ships that go down and ships that come in. The music is grounded in the work song tradition from the rugged days of lumberjacks and wooden sailing schooners. Murdock comes alongside with original ballads of contemporary commerce and revelry in the grand folk style. Noted as a fluent instrumentalist on the 6- and 12-string guitars, Lee Murdock’s musical influences span fifteen generations, from 17th century Irish harp music, to Scott Joplin guitar rags, and embracing the blues, freshwater shanties, original songs and ballads. “Great Lakes Ghosts” is a narrated concert featuring songs of supernatural legends and spooky tales of ghost ships and haunted lighthouses.